Dlamini readies Usuthu for MDC derby


Ayanda Dlamini

AmaZulu FC reserves coach Ayanda Dlamini has set his sights on bettering last season’s performance against hometown rivals Golden Arrows as the two giants meet in the Diski Challenge Festival on 17 November at Vosloorus Stadium. Kickoff is at 10am.

In their return to the competition last season, Usuthu got a humbling 5-0 result at the hands of the reigning champions. This year under the tutelage of the former Usuthu striker, AmaZulu have been firing.

‘’The boys have been exceptional in preparation. They are very happy and proud of the way they played in the last match against Black Leopards Reserves. They are very motivated to perform even better.’’

Dlamini reckons that the team is highly inspired but must be somewhat cautious.

‘’ It’s a big one for them, everyone wants to be part of the derby. The pressure is there, the boys want to win the match, they’re ready to up their game, but we respect Arrows because they are the champions.’’

‘’It’s important that we keep getting these positive results if we want to stand a chance at possibly winning the Diski Challenge,’’ said Dlamini.

Golden Arrows are 12th on the log with 6 points accumulated from 7 matches, while Usuthu sit 4th with 14 points collected.

In their last two matches Arrows drew 0-0 with Baroka FC and lost 1-0 to Bidvest Wits. In their last two Usuthu won 3-1 away to Black Leopards, while a week before that they came from behind to draw 2-2 with Supersport United

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